Rob Cooke

52 year old Yukon Quest veteran

My Sponsors:
S, R & T Engineering,, Head-Lites, Quiet Moose Jewellery, Arctic Mood Photography, Lesley Howarth Artist, B. Korser, Advent Security Solutions, Trail Baby, Nunataq Alaskan Malamutes, RA, JV, H&C G, CD, JS, CB, KP, J&M L, NH, J&B B, KF, KB, KJ, AA, AP, ED, KC, NG, LP, SW, MM, HS & PA, KM, SH, RB, FD, JC, DR, GK, MP, JH, SP, JW & RA, JP, KW, S&M EM & Strong Arm Forge, CD, KD, AF, LO, JT, JB, CM, CL, DH, S&C M, NW, PK

Nationality: UK & Canadian
Current Residence: Whitehorse, YT
Occupation(s): Project Manager/ Clean Energy Technology Advisor
Kennel Name: Shaytaan Siberian Huskies
Name Origination: I believe my wife may be a devil worshipper
Kennel Bloodlines: Shaytaan, Kodiak, Vergevass, NorthWapiti, Lou Franc, Cheffins, Tsuga, Siberian Sleddgos, Northhome, Anadyr
Breeds: Siberian Huskies
# of Dogs in Kennel: 65

Musher Question & Answer

How many years have you been running dogs?

Tell us about your dogs?
The majority of our team (8 dogs) come from two breedings between Kraken's Kermit the Frog and a bitch that came to us from the UK's Penkhala's Medea - these dogs now have 44 thousand mile races between them, all of them have done the Quest/Iditarod double at least once (five have done it twice) and 8 of them were on the first Siberian team to finish the double in 2015.

How did you get started running dogs?
Got our first Siberian Husky in 1997 and it all went downhill from there.

What do you love most about running sled dogs?
Being out with just the dogs- Solitude, peace, no humans!

Are you a member of any other organizations involved in sled dog sports?
Siberian Husky Club of Great Britain

Why did you enter the Yukon Quest? What are your goals for the race?
try to have some fun. We have five dogs who have taken part in pretty much all our races since 2011. they will be just under ten years old on start day and have run all our previous Quests. This will be the last time I run the YQ with them.

What music do you listen to on the trail?
None but if I did it would mostly be 70's and 80's punk rock.

How did your dogs get their names?/ How do you choose names?
Divine inspiration (I hear voices in my head). Louise tends to name all the ones with rude or obscure names. I doubt Cockwomble or Arseface will make the team this year but you never know. Maddie, Psycho, Loonie, Skits and Nutter will!

List recent sled dog races and/or best performances
2018- Yukon Quest -12th; 2018 - Copper Basin - 19th; 2017 - Yukon Quest - 11th; 2017 - Knik 200 - 12th; 2016 - Yukon Quest -18th; 2016 - Iditarod - 67th

Past Yukon Quest Race Results

Year Position Time
2018 12 12d 8h 7m
2017 18 12d 0h 37m
2016 16 13d 0h 13m
2015 18 11d 16h 35m
2013 18 11d 16h 35m